Education

Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Washington, expected 2022

B.A. Physics with Astrophysics concentration, Pomona College, 2014

A.S. Natural Sciences, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2010


Experience

Research and Instrument Analyst (RIA), STScI, 2014-2016
HST/WFC3 IR detector characterization, CANDELS completeness testing & photometric redshift error analysis
Supervisors: Dr. Elena Sabbi & Dr. Henry Ferguson

Research Assistant, Carnegie Observatories, 2013-2016
RR Lyrae period-luminosity-metallicity relations in ω Centauri with Spitzer/IRAC
Supervisor: Dr. Victoria Scowcroft

Research Assistant, Pomona College, 2012
Blazar polarimetry with Table Mountain Observatory
Supervisor: Dr. Alma Zook


Publications

M. J. Durbin, P. R. McCullough. WFC3 ISR 2015-06: The Impact of Blobs on WFC3/IR Stellar Photometry. 28 April 2015

M. J. Durbin, M. Bourque, S. Baggett. WFC3 ISR 2015-01: IR “Snowballs”: Long-Term Characterization. 10 March 2015


Teaching

Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, 2016-

RIA training assistant, STScI, 2015-2016

Teaching Assistant, Pomona College, 2013-2014

Tutor, Keck Joint Sciences, 2013


Service & Outreach

Hubble Time Allocation Committee Support Staff, STScI, 2015 & 2016

Baltimore #popscope volunteer, 2015-2016

Co-founder, ALPhA (''Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy''), Pomona College, 2013-2014